1) Name, Blog and Hobbies?
2) What was the inspiration/story behind your look?
With every outfit I always start with a concept. And initially, I had one in mind. I ransacked all of my go-to stores, but what I envisioned just wasn’t happening. So this cool designer, Alua Aumade from Boston, contacted me about these dope neck-pieces made of fabrics from Africa. He asked me to build an outfit based on his jabot (the neck-piece I am wearing in the photo). I told him hellz yeah! The look I went for was majestic.
3) How would you define your style?
I get asked this question a lot and I give a different answer every time. If I say I’m glam or I’m goth, I feel as though I’ve boxed myself into a certain category. I don’t care much for confinements. So I’ll say this, with my style I always go for detail and some sort of ‘wow’ factor. Style is, for me, becoming a character.
4) Who are your style icons?
I am such a rebel, but I really don’t have any icons per se. Back in the day, I would’ve said Gwen Stefani because I went through the ‘pretty punk’ stage and black nails. Now that I’ve grown into myself I don’t have any. Now, I do admire Rihanna’s fearless since of style. How she just wears what she wants unapologetically and despite
5) Where do you like to shop?
All the places that have clearance racks! Ha. No but seriously, I shop at Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Torrid, Ashley Stewart, and thrift stores.
6) Have you ever been to NYFW, if so when and what was your fave part?
Ha. Funny story. One day I was living on the edge and decided to crash NYFW. I took a late flight and slept on the top bunk in a hostile. I put on the most ridiculous neon outfit and hopped on the subway. I got a lot of press just walking through the courtyard. The guard turned down the couple in front of me away, but allowed me to go inside. Yay! Long story short, I didn’t get into any shows, but Giuliana Rancic of Fashion Police complimented me on my style and I almost got ran over by Paris and Nicky Hilton and their mob of paparazzi.
7) Who is your fave designer?
Betsey Johnson. All of her clothes look like a high-fashion child’s dream world.
8) Whose show are you most looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to the underdogs of fashion: the Project Runway show
Photos by Scott Mitchell of Worldiction
9) What do you like about NYFW more, the runway shows or the street style and why?
I’d say the street style, because you never know what you’re going to get out there
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